Harlan County Health System is a 19-bed Critical Access Hospital (including two RHCs) providing emergency, outpatient, inpatient, specialty clinic and surgical services from a spacious, modern facility. The hospital is located in beautiful Alma, Nebraska, near Harlan County Lake, Nebraska’s second largest body of water.
Reporting to the CEO, the CNO/COO will be considered the #2 position in the organization. This person will be in charge of all clinical services (nursing staff and clinic staff) for both the hospital and 2 RH clinics.
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Patrick Auman
Harlan County Health System
No third party inquiries (recruitment firms) please.
RN with BSN; candidates must have an advanced degree such as an MSN, MBA or other advanced degree required.
3 to 5 years of evidence of progressive experience in nursing leadership and desire to oversee operational components.
Prior Meditech experience strongly desired.
Prior nursing leadership experience, as a CNO/COO in a critical access hospital strongly desired.
About Harlan County Health System
Conveniently located on the shore of Harlan County Lake, the city of Alma, NE boasts a diversity of business, agricultural and recreational assets. A unique blend of young business and professional people, as well as many retirement-age citizens, are attracted to the community.
Among Alma’s assets are an outstanding public school system, a public library, municipal pool, park and golf course, and a modern community center. For seniors, Alma offers an active Senior Center in addition to the recently-renovated Good Samaritan Colonial Villa Care Home and Hillcrest Terrace, an assisted living facility. Park View Manor offers low-cost housing. Alma is also the county seat of Harlan County.
Alma has much to offer the sports and recreation-minded with free access to a city-owned boat dock and city campground. Pheasant Ridge Trail, a three-mile lighted and paved trail follows the shoreline of the lake, and is ideal for biking, bird watching or just taking an evening stroll. The Republican River valley, as well as upland areas, provide hunting for a variety of wildlife. Harlan County Lake is famous for it's excellent fishing for Walleye, White Bass and Catfish.
The original hospita...l was a large family home located at 4th and Kennedy and donated by the Haskell family. The house was extensively remodeled with a $30,000 addition and opened in 1951 as Alma Memorial Hospital. The five patient rooms included three three-bed wards and two two-bed wards. The OB department had been located upstairs, with the labor room in what was once a closet and doors too narrow to accommodate a gurney. Despite the inconveniences, 1,051 babies were born in the 19 years the original facility was operated, and thousands of patients received professional care close to home.
By the mid-1960s, however, the need for a larger, purpose-built facility to serve the healthcare needs of Harlan County was apparent, and a bond was passed by the citizens to build one. The cornerstone was laid on June 10, 1968, and the new building was dedicated in April of the following year, with all the amenities of a first class modern hospital.
Harlan County Health System was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 1999, the first in the area.
In 2007, the hospital was extensively remodeled with a $6 million addition that virtually doubled the existing space and added state-of-the-art features to the ER, surgery, radiology and other departments. Among other improvements, the addition afforded a chapel for quiet reflection, an enclosed ambulance entrance, comfortable waiting rooms for the emergency department, surgery, and outpatient services, and a hospice room.